Rescue Pits Adorably Frolic With Giant Monster Ball!

Written by: Michella Ventres

April 7, 2016

The Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter in New Jersey has found a fun way to let their pound puppies get some exercise. The gigantic green ball, a gift to the shelter from Lacey Pet Supply, is certainly giving Benson, the dog in this video, the time of his life – once he realizes that the ball isn’t a monster or an alien, that is.


Benson and the Big Ball!It took Benson a few sniffs of the giant ball to realize that it was not some big green alien that was out to destroy him and once he did, he had a blast rolling it around! This ball was given to us by our friends at Lacey Pet Supply and it was obviously made for promotional purposes but whoever made it, please send us more! Our dogs are having the time of their life with it! Check out Benson in action then read his story below. You can come in and meet our silly boy anytime!Benson is just a year old and this boxer/pit mix was rescued from a backyard that he was thrown in to after being slashed by some cruel person. Benson received emergency medical treatment for his wounds and was transferred to us at Popcorn Park for his recovery. He was so scared and shy when he arrived that he would not even go out for a walk. With lots of help from our staff and from other dogs, Benson learned to come out of his shell and enjoy life. He is now a happy and bubbly puppy that is eager to meet a family that will give him the great home he deserves. Benson is still shy when meeting new people so it may take a couple of visits to gain his trust. Once you have, Benson will truly love you forever and practically melt in your arms. Benson bonds quickly with people and makes lifelong friends. He is so playful and fun loving, and is overjoyed to kick around a ball in our exercise yard for hours. He loves the dogs that he has been staying with in our recovery suite and given the time, will bond quickly with another dog. He is even good with cats. Benson will need patience with meeting new people and a little training, but he is so worth the effort and will love you forever if you give him a chance. File#25516 9/19/15(Interested in adopting? Go to Page Info in our About section for all adoption information)

Posted by Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter on Thursday, March 31, 2016


Maddox on the other hand, dove right in and couldn’t get enough of the big, green ball! Of course, the lovable, goofy pup is known to have an affinity for tennis balls, so it came as no surprise that he was in seventh heaven with this gargantuan version!

Giant Tennis Ball Fun with Maddox!Maddox loves chasing a tennis ball, but this is just ridiculous! Our friends at Lacey Pet Supply gave us this extra special tennis ball for the real ball enthusiasts, and Maddox just couldn’t get enough of it! Read about Maddox below then come in and meet this fun-loving goofball!Maddox is a 3 year old pittie that was turned in by his owner who said he could no longer care for him. It was obvious that it had been a long time since anyone had taken care of Maddox by the looks of him.Poor Maddox was rail thin, his skin was in terrible condition and his hair was falling out. It took about a month to get this sweet boy back in shape but now, Maddox is positively thriving and is ready to meet the family that will make his dreams of a good home a reality. Maddox is a friendly and outgoing little guy that does the whole body-wiggle as soon as you start talking to him. Give him a toy and you’re his best friend for life! Maddox has a ball carrying around and squeaking toys, running in our exercise yard, and just making friends and enjoying life. It really doesn’t take much to make him happy. Maddox is well behaved, sits and lies down immediately when asked, and is very gentle while taking treats. All this and he’s good with other dogs and kids too. What more could you ask for? File#25944 2/1/16(Interested in adopting? Go to Page Info in our About section for all adoption information)

Posted by Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sweet as can be, Kahvea, who has been at the shelter for over a year, almost succeeded in riding the thing!

Kahvea Meets Big Greenie!

Kahvea met the big green ball that our friends at Lacey Pet Supply gave to us and she had a blast! Check her out in action and please read about Kahvea below and come in and meet her. This spunky and sweet girl is one of our longest residents here and after nearly a year and a half of waiting so patiently, we would love for her to finally get a great home of her own!This beautiful young lady is Kahvea, a pretty pittie that is almost 2 years old, and still waiting for the home of her dreams. Kahvea had a home, but was turned in when she was on the losing end of an altercation with her mother. Poor Kahvea had some wounds that we tended to, now she's healthy and happy, and ready to start over. Since Kahvea suffered at the paws of another dog, she would do best in a home with a dog that will not cause her any grief. Kahvea is a friendly, outgoing, energetic pup that just loves everyone she meets. She makes friends very easily and doesn't have any shyness about her. Kahvea is well behaved and will sit nicely when asked if you have her sit for too long, she'll leap up into your arms, so be ready to catch her! Kahvea is very playful and just wants to romp and roam, and enjoy life. Her former home was not the greatest, so she is now looking for a home with a great family that will give her lots of love and attention, and play with her from time to time. That's not too much to ask, right? Kahvea will need a home with no cats and since she tends to jump pretty high, she may inadvertently knock over a child, so mature children are best. This gorgeous young girl has been waiting for so long to get discovered…..come in and meet her and you'll love her too. File#24229 12/18/14(Interested in adopting? Go to Page Info in our About section for all adoption information

Posted by Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Check out the Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter‘s site to find out more about this playful pups looking for homes, and other ways you can help this pawesome shelter!


Featured Image: Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter

H/T: The Dodo

Written by: Michella Ventres

April 7, 2016